Tascam Launches New TM-80 Condenser Microphone

Tascam’s new TM-80 is a condenser microphone designed and priced for home recording. The mic features an 18mm aluminum diaphragm with a cardioid pickup pattern for capturing anything from vocals to acoustic instruments.

Internal circuitry is optimized to reduce noise and distortion while retaining sound quality.

Included with the TM-80 are a tabletop stand, six-foot XLR cable, and a elastic shockmount to reduce rumble and noise during recording. And at a street price under $60, the TM-80 is priced less than many dynamic microphones.

Features include:
Microphone capsule assembly features an 18mm pure aluminum diaphragm
Cardioid polar pattern
Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz
Sensitivity : -38dB +/-2dB (0dB=1V/Pa at 1kHz)
Phantom power requirement: 9 – 48V DC
Output impedance : 200ohm +/-30% (at 1kHz)
Load impedance : >1k ohm
Max SPL : 136dB (at 1kHz=1% THD)
S/N ratio : 77dB
Housing : Die cast zinc
Dimensions (W×H×D): 48mm×165mm×48mm / 1.9 inch×6.5 inch×1.9 inch
Includes : shockmount, mini desk stand, mic cable (1.8m XLRM – XLRF)

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